Salem, NH — Chanel M. Guilmette, 84, of Salem, N.H., died on Sunday at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, Mass. He was born and educated in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Central Catholic High School. Chanel later graduated from Haverhill Trade School, where he learned the printing trade. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. Chanel retired from the Composing Room of New England in Boston. He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, the Methuen Knights of Columbus and the Lawrence Elks Lodge. He enjoyed dancing. He was the son of the late Mathias and Bernadette (Chamberlain) Guilmette. He was predeceased by his siblings, Irene Kolifrath, Theodora Sirois, Alice Novak, Pauline Johnson, Henry, Ronald, Norman, and Rev. Emil Guilmette, SM. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elaine (Desharnais) Guilmette of Salem; his daughters, Lynn and her husband, John “Jack” Delaney, Gaye Kershaw, and Cheryl Naamani all of Salem; grandchildren, Adam, Nicholas, Christopher, and Chanel Kershaw, Jadd Naamani, John A., and Patrick Delaney; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 4, at 10:30 a.m., at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem, N.H. Cremation will follow. Calling hours will be on Friday, January 3, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. Contributions in Chanel’s name may be made to Fresenius Dialysis Center, 421 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 01844.
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